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Ellen Visscher

CDT Student

Before coming to the BDI, I completed a dual Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane (my hometown). I spent some time working as a backend software developer at an operations research consultancy. I then worked as a research assistant at UQ extending theory around LD Score regression, a technique used to estimate confounding in GWAS. I spent the last year completing a Masters of Biomathematics (remotely) at UCLA. My prospective project, after the training portion of the CDT, will be under Benjamin Shuster-Böckler, looking at the development of computational techniques to further understand DNA methylation in the context of cancer genomics. Outside study, I enjoy bouldering, (slow) running and chocolate.